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Patrick Grace

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To create new avenues for footwear product is not just a job currently, it\'s my passion. The idea of being able to question the limits on everything in the footwear design and development field fuels me.

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  • Category

    Footwear
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Hand Sketch/Rendering
    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    Philadelphia University
    B.S. in Industrial Design

More Information

PRESS/AWARDS
Interview for 2012 Men’s casual line: Clarks USA website.
www.clarksusa.com/eng/aboutus/classic-traditions-modern-style1.cfm

2011 Footwear Plus Award: Men\'s Brand: Clarks.
www.footwearplusmagazine.com/articles/feature/2012/03/plus-awards-2011-winners

2010 Footwear Plus Award: Men\'s Brand & Casual Comfort Brand: Clarks.
www.footwearplusmagazine.com/articles/feature/2011/03/winners

2009 Footwear Plus Award: Men\'s Brand & Casual Comfort Brand: Clarks Originals.
www.footwearplusmagazine.com/articles/retail-profile/2010/03/winners-profiles-in-excellence

EDUCATION
Philadelphia University: Philadelphia, PA 1999-2003
Bachelor Degree of Science: Industrial Design

SKILLS/STRENGTHS
Excellent Communication both written and oral
Strong Problem Solving Skills, with creative and practical solutions
Ability to gather all relevant information in order to formulate thorough and well thought out solutions
Proven Leadership Abilities (Resident Assistant in College for 2 years)
Software: Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator CS, Vellum Solids Cobalt
Rendering/Sketching: HAND: pen, pencil, marker, pastels, and charcoal; COMPUTER: (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and Alias Sketch)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Footwear Designer: Mens: Clarks Companies, N.A.: www.clarksusa.com
Boston, MA: 02/2008-Current
Design and create all types of Mens footwear, for all the brands under the Clarks Companies, N.A.
Including Clarks Originals, UN.Structured, and in-line Clarks Mens Casual product line(s).

Footwear Designer: Mens Athletic: Steve Madden Ltd. www.stevemadden.com
Boston, MA: 02/2007-02/2008
Design and create new Men’s Athletic Footwear line for the Steve Madden’s Fix* brand; and the Steve Madden Mens Athletic line.

Footwear Designer: Men and Women’s Athletics: Tommy Hilfiger [Stride Rite Corporation]
New York, NY: 9/2006-02/2007
Design and create all new lines of Women’s Athletic footwear product for the Tommy Hilfiger brand. As well as, support the design and development of the Men’s Athletic footwear product.

Footwear Designer: Women’s Athletics: Tommy Hilfiger [Stride Rite Corporation]
New York, NY: 9/2005-9/2006
Design and create all new lines of Women’s Athletic footwear product for the Tommy Hilfiger brand.

Associate Footwear Designer: Stride Rite-Children\'s Group
Lexington, MA: 3/2004-9/2005
Design and create new lines of Boys Footwear for Stride Rite and Sperry Top-Sider.

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